2004 UNOFFICIAL NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Schedule

Thirty Six 2004 Nextel Cup races

Plus three exhibition (non points) races(Budweiser Shootout, Twin 125's, The All-Star Race)

Four off weekends: 2/29 [leap year], 4/11 [Easter], 5/9 [Mother's Day], 7/18

Some Event Names will change as some sponsors are leaving or have not signed a 2004 contract yet

NIGHT RACES (7 + 2 exhibition races):
Daytona: 2/7 (Bud Shootout), 7/3
Richmond: 5/15 and 9/11
Lowe's: 5/22 (All-Star Race), 5/30 and 10/16
California: 9/5
Bristol: 8/28
NOTE: the Nov 2004 race is still listed as a Sunday, not Saturday night

CLICK on the track location to go to that track's past news and links page.
CLICK on the race name to go to the 'next race' page for each race(when available).
The 'next race' pages are added the week or so before the race
and cover the weekend schedule, TV, Qualifying, news etc

All times Eastern and are PM unless noted and are RACE START TIMES
NOT when coverage begins for the pre-race.


UNOFFICIAL



Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Defending Champ/2003 Winner
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
* 2/7 Daytona, FL Budweiser Shootout*
2004: Dale Jarrett
70 2.5 175 TNT
MRN
8:00 a draw 2/6
* 2/12 Daytona, FL Twin 125's*
2004: 1) Elliott Sadler
2) Dale Earnhardt Jr.
50 2.5 125 TNT
MRN
1:00 2/8 12:00
NBC
n/a
1 2/15 Daytona, FL Daytona 500
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
200 2.5 500 NBC
MRN
1:30 2/8 12:00
NBC
2/14 10:30a
SC
2 2/22 Rockingham, NC Subway 400
2004: #17-Matt Kenseth
393 1.017 399.68 Fox
MRN
1:00 2/20 3:10
SC
2/21 11:10a
FX 3:00(t)
2/29 OFF off weekend - Leap Year              
3 3/7 Las Vegas, NV UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
2004: #17-Matt Kenseth
267 1.5 400.5 Fox
PRN
3:00 3/5 6:00
SC
3/6 2:10
FX 7:00(t)
4 3/14 Hampton, GA Golden Corral 500
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
325 1.54 500.5 Fox
PRN
1:00 3/12 3:00
SC
3/13 11:00a
FX
5 3/21 Darlington, SC Carolina Dodge Dealers 400
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
293 1.366 400.24 Fox
MRN
1:00 3/19 3:00
SC
3/20 11:10a
FX 3:00(t)
6 3/28 Bristol, TN Food City 500
2004: #97-Kurt Busch
500 0.533 266.5 Fox
PRN
1:00 3/26 3:10
SC
3/27 11:10a
FX 12:00(t)
7 4/4 Fort Worth, TX Samsung/RadioShack 500
2004: #38-Elliott Sadler
334 1.5 500.5 Fox
PRN
1:00 4/2 4:00
SC
4/3 12:00
FX 1:00(t)
  4/11 Easter Easter Bunny 500              
8 4/18 Martinsville, VA Advance Auto Parts 500
2004: #2-Rusty Wallace
500 0.526 263 Fox
MRN
1:00 4/16 3:00
SC
4/17 11:10a
FX
9 4/25 Talladega, AL Aaron’s 499
2004: #24-Jeff Gordon
188 2.66 500.08 Fox
MRN
1:30 4/23 4:00
SC
4/24 12:10
FX 1:00(t)
10 5/2 Fontana, CA Auto Club 500
2004: #24-Jeff Gordon
250 2 500 Fox
MRN
3:00 4/30 6:00
SC
5/1 2:10
FX 3:00(t)
  5/9 Mothers Day Happy Mother's Day Mom!              
11 5/15
Sat Night
Richmond, VA Chevy American Revolution 400
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
400 0.75 300 FX
MRN
7:30 5/14 3:00
SC
5/14 6:30
FX
* 5/22 Lowe's Motor Speedway NEXTEL Open*
2004: #40-Sterling Marlin
30 1.5 45 FX
MRN
7:30 5/21 6:00
SC
5/21 1:15
no TV
* 5/22
Sat Night
Lowe's Motor Speedway NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge*
2004: #17-Matt Kenseth
90
40/30/20
1.5 135 FX
MRN
9:00 5/21 6:00
SC
5/21 2:05
no TV
12 5/30
Sun night
Lowe's Motor Speedway Coca-Cola 600
2004: Jimmie Johnson
400 1.5 600 Fox
PRN
5:30 5/27 7:00
SC
5/29 11:10a
FX 4:00(t)
13 6/6 Dover, DE MBNA 400: A Salute to Heroes
2004: #6-Mark Martin
400 1:30 400 FX
MRN
1:00 6/4 2:40
SC
6/5 11:10a
FX 3:30(t)
14 6/13 Pocono, PA Pocono 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
200 2.5 500 Fox
MRN
1:00 6/11 3:10
SC
6/12 11:10a
FX 6:30(t)
15 6/20 Brooklyn, MI DHL 400
2004: #12-Ryan Newman
200 2.0 400 Fox
MRN
1:30 6/18 3:10
SC 4:00(t)
6/19 11:10a
FX 6:30(t)
16 6/27 Sonoma, CA Dodge/Save Mart 350
2004: #24-Jeff Gordon
110 1.99 224 Fox
PRN
4:00 6/25 6:10
SC
6/26 2:10
FX 7:30(t)
17 7/3
Sat Night
Daytona, FL Pepsi 400
2004: #24-Jeff Gordon
160 2.5 400 Fox
MRN
7:30 7/1 7:30
SC
7/2 6:10
FX 6:30(t)
Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV
18 7/11 Joliet, IL Tropicana 400
2004: #20-Tony Stewart
267 1.5 400.5 NBC
MRN
3:30 7/9 4:00
SC
7/10 12:10
SC
7/18 OFF off weekend - LAST ONE              
19 7/25 Loudon, NH Siemens 300
2004: #97-Kurt Busch
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
MRN
2:00 7/23 3:00
TNT
7/24 11:10a
TNT 12:00(t)
20 8/1 Pocono, PA Pennsylvania 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
200 2.5 500 TNT
MRN
1:30 7/30 3:00
TNT
7/31 11:10a
TNT 2:30(t)
21 8/8 Indianapolis, IN Brickyard 400
2004: #24-Jeff Gordon
160 2.5 400 NBC
IMS
2:30 8/7 11:00a
TNT
8/7 4:45
SC 4:30
22 8/15 Watkins Glen, NY Sirius at the Glen
2004: #20-Tony Stewart
90 2.45 220.5 TNT
MRN
2:00 8/13 3:00
SC
8/14 11:10a
SC
23 8/22 Brooklyn, MI GFS Marketplace 400
2004: #16-Greg Biffle
200 2 400 TNT
MRN
2:00 8/20 3:00
TNT
8/21 11:00a
TNT 12:00(t)
24 8/28
Sat Night
Bristol, TN Sharpie 500
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
500 0.533 266.5 TNT
PRN
7:30 8/27 3:10
TNT
8/27 6:10
TNT 7:00(t)
25 9/5
Sun Night
Fontana, CA Pop Secret 500
2004: #38-Elliott Sadler
250 2 500 NBC
MRN
7:00 9/3 6:00
SC
9/4 1:00p
SC
26 9/11
Sat Night
Richmond, VA Chevy Rock & Roll 400
2004: #19-Jeremy Mayfield
400 0.75 300 TNT
MRN
7:30 9/10 3:00
TNT
9/10 6:00
TNT 7:00(t)
27 9/19 Loudon, NH Sylvania 300
2004: #97-Kurt Busch
300 1.058 317.4 TNT
MRN
1:00 9/17 3:00
TNT
9/18 11:10a
SC
28 9/26 Dover, DE MBNA America 400
2004: #12-Ryan Newman
400 1.00 400 TNT
MRN
1:00 9/24 2:30
TNT
9/25 11:10a
TNT 12:00(t)
29 10/3 Talladega, AL EA Sports 500
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
188 2.66 500.08 NBC
MRN
2:30 10/1 4:10
SC
10/2 12:10
SC
30 10/10 Kansas City, KS Banquet 400
2004: #01-Joe Nemechek
267 1.5 400.5 NBC
MRN
2:00 10/8 4:10
SC
10/9 12:10
SC
31 10/16 Charlotte, NC UAW-GM Quality 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
334 1.5 501 NBC
PRN
7:00 10/14 7:10
SC
10/15 6:10
SC
32 10/24 Martinsville, VA Subway 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
500 0.526 263 NBC
MRN
1:00 10/22 3:10
SC
10/23 11:10a
SC
33 10/31 Hampton, GA Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
325 1.54 500.5 NBC
PRN
12:30 10/29 7:10
SC
10/30 11:10a
SC
34 11/7 Phoenix, AZ Checker Auto Parts 500
presented by Havoline
2004: #8-Dale Earnhardt Jr.
312 1.00 312 NBC
MRN
3:00 11/5 4:10
SC
11/6 1:10
SC
35 11/14 Darlington, SC Mountain Dew Southern 500
2004: #48-Jimmie Johnson
367 1.366 501.3 NBC
MRN
1:30 11/12 3:00
SC
11/13 11:10a
SC
36 11/21 Homestead, FL Ford 400
2004: #16-Greg Biffle
267 1.5 400 NBC
MRN
1:00 11/19 1:30
SC
11/20 11:10a
SC
Race# Date Location
(click on track for info)
Race
(click on name for race info
if available)
Laps Track
Size
Miles
Race
Length
Miles
TV
Radio
Race
Time
Qualifying
Time/TV
Happy Hour
Time/TV